Minivan Crashes into Publix Liquor Store, Three Injured
The driver and two people inside the store were taken to the hospital, Dade City police said.
DADE CITY – A Dade City woman and two others were injured Saturday (May 23) when the minivan she was driving crashed into a Publix liquor store, according to the Dade City Police Department.
The driver, a 79-year-old Dade City woman, was taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.
Two others, a man who works at the store and a woman customer, were also injured.
The man was working in the main aisle when he was hit by the minivan. He suffered a cut to his arm and sustained upper body injuries. Pasco County Fire Rescue took him to Lakeland Regional Hospital.
The woman was likely injured by glass and debris. She was also taken to the hospital. Police said none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.
The crash happened about 1:50 p.m. at the Publix Shopping Center, 11798 U.S. 301, in Pasco County in Dade City.
Police said the preliminary investigation indicated that the Dade City woman was driving a 2003 Dodge minivan when she left the parking area and, for unknown reasons, traveled east from a stop sign for about 37 feet, before the minivan jumped a curb and continued another 24 feet before crashing through the window and wall of the Publix liquor store.
The investigation is continuing.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE DADE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.
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